Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-CDRS-00002031
Title: Comparative evaluation of acupuncture and anesthetic efficacy in preventing tooth hypersensitivity
Category: Clinical Drugs Related Study
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Acupuncture is an important component of traditional Chinese medicine that consists of applying pressure, needling, heat, and electrical stimulation. The theory of acupuncture anesthesia and analgesia was put forward by the Chinese in 1960, and it emerged as a popular treatment for pain relief in the 1990s. Aim and Objective: To evaluate and compare the efficacy of acupuncture and infiltration of local anesthesia in preventing tooth hypersensitivity. Materials and Methods: The study involved 30 healthy individuals in the age group, 20–40 years. For 15 subjects (LA group), local anesthetic - lidocaine 2% with adrenaline 1:200,000 was administered as a nerve block. Heat test was done after 2 min on a sound, vital tooth. Teeth with restoration or caries were excluded from the study. Response to heat was noted down by means of a visual analog scale every 2 min for up to 6 min. For the other 15 subjects (ACU group), the acupuncture needles were placed in the acupuncture points - SI 18 (Quan Liao), ST 3 (Juliao), GV 26 (Shui Gou), and LI 4 (He Gu). Heat test was done every 2 min up to 6 min and the response was noted. Results were statistically evaluated. Results and Conclusion: There was no statistically significant difference in effectiveness of lidocaine and acupuncture in preventing dentin hypersensitivity.

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    S.Swathy, Ashish R. Jain*

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    1Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    S.Swathy, Ashish R. Jain*

    Title:Comparative evaluation of acupuncture and anesthetic efficacy in preventing tooth hypersensitivity
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Jan)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (29-34)
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    Methodology:Hypersensitivity, statistical evalutions
    Research Materials: Local anesthetic

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Acupuncture Local anesthetic Hypersensitivity Lidocaine Dentistry

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